updated - June 26, 2019 Wednesday EDT
Despite the growing rumors that a "Man of Steel" sequel is on its way, new development suggest that it's probably not going to happen.
In his interview with Canoe, director Zack Snyder addressed the rumors claiming that as far as he is concerned, the only sequel "Man of Steel" is having is the upcoming "Batman V Superman" movie.
"I think in a way 'Batman v Superman' is 'Man of Steel 2,'" he explained. "Justice League is kind of the transcendent, knights-of-the-round-table of the story. It'd be interesting to think about what a standalone Superman movie might be."
While he did not completely dismiss the idea of having a separate "Man of Steel 2" movie, the "300" and "Watchmen" director is reportedly more concerned with the upcoming "Justice League" movies, which he will be directing as well.
"We really have to figure out the why of them," he explained of the entire Justice League cast. "And I think that we have. That's the one thing that's cool to me about 'Batman v Superman,' it's all about the mythology of these two massive icons. And I think that's compelling."
And while Snyder seemed to be contended with "Batman v Superman" being "Man of Steel's" sequel, Superman himself, Henry Cavill says otherwise.
Upon talking to EW Cavill said insisted that "Batman v Superman" is not a "Superman sequel."
"As far as the individual character is concerned, this is not a Superman sequel," he said of "Batman v Superman" being a sequel to "Man of Steel." "It's more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel."
Additionally, Henry Cavill is confident that DC and Warner Bros. have future plans for more Superman sequels, which will come in the near future.
"There's plenty of time for individual Superman sequels," Cavill explained. "He's a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can't really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories."
But for now Cavill will return as Clark Kent a.k.a Superman in "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" together with Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince a.k.a. Wonder Woman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
It will also feature the appearances of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred J. Pennyworth, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
The film directed by Zack Snyder will be hitting theaters on March 25, 2016.
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